Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
inspiring the nationals. >> i hope jim vance is watching. >> teddy is ready to take down the world. he is ready. >> looks like he is. >> that's news 4 midday. thanks for joining us. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 for the days news. >> we'll be back tomorrow at 11:00. until then, have a terrific day.
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
know. jim mcmain came out and said he's suffering from dementia. there's an issue. >> if you are going to look at sports in general, look at them all. you can't just pick football. >> reporter: concussions are serious, particularly in kids. >> the younger the brain is, the more vulnerable it is. >> reporter: symptoms are often subtle and easily missed. emergency room visits for sports related brain injuries including concussions have gone up 60% in ten years. and for boys, the rates are highest in football. >> from the nfl all the way down to pop warner youth football, unprecedented steps have been taken in the last several years to make the game safer. >> reporter: more than half of the states in america including new hampshire have concussion laws to protect student athletes. at eastern tech in maryland, players take brain function tests to determine if and when they can play after an injury. >> it will tell me how severe my injury is. >> reporter: banning football altogether may be extreme but the proposal has triggered a passionate debate. nbc news, new york. >>> the pharmacy